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When a tennis ball hits the ground, it gives off some of its kinetic energy (energy when moving) in the form of sound and friction. So, each times a tennis ball bounces, it loses energy. Also, air resistance slows it down when air-borne. Air resistance is the "friction" of the air and the object moving in the air. When a tennis ball gets wet our is left outside in the weather to long it becomes stiff and is not in its best condition to bounce very well.

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